By Colin Bird on November 4, 2008
While many have written Chrysler off as irrelevant, the company remains a major producer and marketer of automobiles. Today, the company announced some last-minute fine-tuning of its 2009 vehicle lineup.
The changes affect the Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 300 and Chrysler Sebring. Chrysler has essentially eliminated the base trim level for these three sedans, basically resulting in a discount on each model compared to last year’s model with the same content. Like Honda, Toyota and Ford, Chrysler now offers its four-cylinder powertrain across all midsize sedan trims.
The company also appears to be distinguishing the two brands more than before. The Sebring now costs more and is better-equipped compared to the Avenger. Same goes for the difference between a 300 and a Charger.
Check out the detailed changes for each model below:
2009 Dodge Avenger
SXT: $20,515 ($1,000 less than 2008 model)
R/T (I-4): $22,050
R/T (V-6): $24,255 ($1,000 less than 2008 model)
2009 Chrysler Sebring
Limited Sedan (I-4): $22,640 ($3,000 less than 2008 model)
Limited Sedan (V-6): $24,890 ($3,500 less than 2008 model)
*Prices do not include $740 destination charge. Higher trim includes previous content.
2009 Chrysler 300
Touring: $26,665 (about $2,000-$3,000 less than 2008 models)
Other 300 models remain at the same content level and price.
*Prices do not include $750 destination charge. Higher trim includes previous content.